Volume IX | FINAL Issue—Now Live

Volume IX is now live! Click here to read our final issue.

We are deeply thankful to our contributors and readers for your support over the years. Without you, Déraciné never would have thrived. With are so grateful to share this final issue with you. We hope you have an amazing rest of the year and a wonderful life.

Contributors: Ryan LaBee, Jen If, DS Maolalai, Yuan Changming, Katherine Szpekman, Geoffrey Aitken, Joan McNerney, Kyle Hemmings, Judy McAmis, Lorna D. Keach, Vitoria Perez, Owolusi Lucky, Mark Goodwin, Alexander Etheridge, Anne Marie Wells, Peter J. King, Uchimura Kaho, K.R. Everett, A.M. Henry, Fariel Shafee, John Stadelman, J.F. Gleeson, JL Smither, Csilla Kleinheincz, Steve Patterson, Lucia Caruso, Charles March, Annita Luxon, Sona Sahakian, KC Bailey, and Bill Wolak.

Final Volume — Submissions Closed

Submissions for our Final issue are closed.

We would like to thank everyone who sent us submissions! As we are still reviewing your submissions, we appreciate your continued patience. Responses will be sent out as soon as possible, so please continue to monitor your inboxes.

If you are concerned that we have not received your submission, please message us right away. You can resend your submission to us, but please include a forwarded copy of your original submission email.

We apologize that our response times have been so slow during this final submission period. We are reading everything very carefully and we ask for your continued patience.

Thank you so much for your support! We hope to put together a wonderful final issue.

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka


Winter Cancellation and Final Issue Announcement

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be cancelling publication of the Winter 2021/Volume IX issue of Déraciné. In it’s place, we will be launching our FINAL issue in the Summer of 2022.

This has been an extremely difficult decision to make, and we are deeply saddened that we will have to cancel our Winter volume and begin preparations for shutting down our publication.


Yes! Submissions are now officially open once again, and will remain open until March 10th, 2022.


All current submissions WILL be considered for the FINAL volume of Déraciné. If you have not yet received any word about your submission, please feel free to contact us. We are giving all the current submissions our full attention and care.


If you receive a rejection before the end of the submission period, you may submit again! If you want to submit another type of submission (for example, you have submitted a story but also would like to submit poetry) you can send us a second submission! Please note in the email subject line that it is your SECOND submission, so we can keep proper track.


For the final issue, we will be accepting both black & white art pieces as well as color art submissions, combining the aesthetics of both the winter and summer editions.


Unfortunately, it is no longer possible for us to continue running Déraciné. As a two-person team, both with our own jobs and families, it has become increasingly hard to devote the time needed to maintain a literary magazine. We truly love Déraciné and all the contributors, supporters, and readers we’ve encountered since we began in 2017. This has been such an incredibly journey, and we want to end with an issue worthy of all those who have devoted so much time and care into their submissions and into supporting us.


Yes! Our site and all volumes will continue to be available and accessible for free!

Please contact us if you have any questions. More updates will be forthcoming as we work on building our FINAL Volume.

Thank you all so much for your patience, understanding, support, and contributions!

Victoria Elghasen & Michelle Baleka


Winter 2021—Publication and Submission Deadline Extension

We will be pushing back the publication date of our Winter 2021 issue from December 10th to late January/early February. Since we are asking for more time to share your writing and art with the world, we will also give everyone more time to send in submissions. Submissions for our Winter 2021 issue will now remain open until December 10th.

Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding. This is a lot of work for a two person team and we appreciate your support more than words could ever describe.

Keep writing and creating art. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Volume VIII | Summer 2021—Now Live

Volume VIII is now live! Click here to read the latest issue.

We are deeply thankful to our contributors and readers for your support. Without you, Déraciné would not be possible. We hope that you will stay safe and healthy this summer.

Contributors: Robert Beveridge, Laura Stringfellow, Marie Fields, Chris Blexrud, Sydney Faith, AD Knoss, Jana Bauk, Michael Russell, Richard LeDue, Shiksha Dheda, Eli Dunham, Claire Loader, Goddfrey Sue Hammit, Scott Hermanson, Elisa Subin, Timothy Johnson, Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi, Aron Brown, Valerie Wayson, Talya Jankovits, Kyle Hemmings, Wayne Wolfson, T.W. Selvey, and JJ D’Onofrio.